The woman at the centre of Prince Philip’s car crash has talked about the incident. Emma Fairweather, 46, who broke her wrist, has revealed that she had not received an apology from the 97-year-old Duke Of Edinburgh.
The mother-of-two is in “pain, shock and upset” after the nasty car smash caused by the British Royal.
Tearful Fairweather revealed to the Mirror newspaper that the collision unfolded “in slow motion” and says she “couldn’t stop screaming” as Philip’s 4×4 Land Rover Freelander smashed into her friend’s Kia car.
She was in the Kia with her friend – who was driving – and the friend’s nine-month-old baby at the time.
Prince Philip was reportedly dazzled by the sun – but Emma insists she recalls it being cloudy that day.
She said: “I’m lucky to be alive and he hasn’t even said sorry.
“It has been such a traumatic and painful time and I would have expected more of the Royal Family.
“It could have been so much worse. Prince Philip apparently said to a witness that it was the sun that dazzled him but I can’t see how that could be true when it was overcast.”
The accident happened near Sandringham and ironically she revealed that she loved going there to try and catch a glimpse of the Royals.
She added: “I love the royals but I’ve been ignored and rejected and I’m in a lot of pain.
“It would mean the world to me if Prince Philip said sorry but I have no idea if he’s sorry at all.
“What would it have taken for him and the Queen to send me a card and a bunch of flowers?”
After the crash she received a call from the police but no word from Prince Philip or the other British royals.
She adds: “I was just advised not to speak to anyone and told to expect a call from the Palace yesterday.
“I know the Queen is a busy lady but I was really excited at the idea she might phone me.”
Instead she received a confusing message via a police family liason officer.
“The message he passed on didn’t even make sense,” she adds.
“He said, ‘The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh would like to be remembered to you.’ That’s not an apology or even a well-wish.”
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She adds: “I thought I’d at least have got a note and maybe some flowers but I’ve heard nothing.
“The police haven’t given me any emotional support either.”
She still has flashbacks about the crash and is struggling to get it out of her mind.
Emma recalls: “We could see the Land Rover about 150 yards away from us at a junction, then it started to move.
“The speed limit was 60 mph but my friend was doing no more than 50 mph. I kept thinking he was going to stop but he didn’t.
“It all went into slow motion as I watched the other car. As we approached I could make out that it was an elderly driver.
“My friend was braking and seemed so in control but I was terrified. But then we crashed. I don’t think the vehicle spun, it just pushed straight across the road.
“Then it was just disbelief. I was in shock.”
After the impact terrified Emma tells how she repeatedly screamed from the front seat: “Get the baby out!”
She says: “It must have been seconds, but it felt like half a lifetime. I had no idea at that time that it was Prince Philip, I was just thinking of the baby.
“I don’t think I realized that my side of the car had taken most of the impact.
“A man opened the door and I screamed that there was a baby in the back that needed to get out first.
“But then everyone went over to the other car and I was panicking that they were going to forget about me.
“I felt trapped, it’s so hard to think about now.
“I’d never broken a bone before but I knew my wrist was broken, I was in so much pain.”
She was eventually helped to get out of the car by a passer-by before emergency services arrived on the scene on the A149 near Babingley, north of King’s Lynn.
Both drivers were breathalysed and gave negative results. Emma says the Duke was treated before leaving the crash scene within 10 minutes.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “A full message of support was sent to both the driver and the passenger.”